College: Louisville | Rookie
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 1/7/1997
2019 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 164.54
Avg Pts: 10.28
Rank: 12 QB
Jackson played every game his rookie year but was the starter late in the year, taking over for an injured Joe Flacco. He kept the starting job even when Flacco was healthy enough to play because of the spark he provided for the Ravens offense. Jackson was a dual threat at the position but did much of his damage as a rusher. He ran for nearly 700 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns. He had at least 18 fantasy points seven straight games to end his season, playing like a top-10 fantasy quarterback. He topped 200-passing yards just once, though. The Ravens became a run-first offense with Jackson at the helm, which likely will be a similar for this season. Jackson will be the starter from day one. He still remains raw as a passer but should improve in that area with more seasoning. He is a dynamic playmaker as a runner or thrower. He can make plays all over the field because of his athleticism. You have to worry about his durability because of all his carries, but he seemed to hold up fine last season.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jackson can be a fantasy stud because of his rushing ability. He is a Michael Vick type player, so the potential is there for big fantasy things from Jackson. He can push the 1,000-yard mark rushing, making him an intriguing fantasy player. Consider him a top-15 option. He can throw for around 2,500 yards with 1,000-rushing yards and 25 total scores.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is looking to progress as he enters his second season. With the departure of Joe Flacco, who was traded to the Broncos this past offseason after over a decade of service in Baltimore, the sophomore quarterback will now take over as the head signal-caller. While Jackson showed up to camp in tremendous shape after proclaiming to have added 17 pounds of muscle in hopes of protecting himself as a runner, the team is looking for an adjustment as it relates to his accuracy. Jackson ran a record-setting 147 times last season, compiling 695 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. However, he semi-struggled in the veracity department, bolstering an unattractive 58.2 completion percentage on 99-for-170 passing. Though he managed to throw six touchdowns and only three interceptions through 16 games (seven starts), he will have to prove that he is more than just a rushing quarterback. That may be a tall order as the Ravens are lacking on the offensive side of the ball in addition to having one of the toughest schedules in the league in 2019. He will have some solid performances, but dont expect Jackson to be a reasonable week-to-week fantasy quarterback this season.
|Week 1||19.16||Lamar Jackson 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)|
. . . Lamar Jackson 31 yd TD pass to Michael Crabtree
. . . Lamar Jackson 7 yd TD pass to Michael Crabtree
Lamar Jackson 194 passing yds (7.76 pts)
Lamar Jackson 54 rush and rec yds (5.40 pts)
Lamar Jackson 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Lamar Jackson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson chatted with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after the teams' preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15. 'Have a great season, man,' Rodgers said at the end of the conversation. 'Slide a little bit.'
Fantasy Spin: As a rookie last season, Jackson set a single-season NFL QB record with 147 rushing attempts and turned them into 695 yards and five TDs. Jackson's legs are the key part of Jackson's high-level QB2 fantasy standing, but Rodgers is right at the runs do put Jackson at a greater risk for injury. Bake that risk into your evaluation of Jackson.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson completed six of his 10 pass attempts for 58 yards and rushed twice for 14 yards in a 26-13 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Jackson had a solid night throwing the ball and made a couple of plays with his legs. His running ability alone will keep him in the QB1 mix, and if he progresses as a passer, he could emerge as a top-five fantasy option at his position as soon as this season.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says the offense the team ran Thursday, Aug. 8, in its 29-0 preseason win over the Jacksonville Jaguars won't resemble the attack the Ravens will display come the regular season. '(They're) not close at all,' Jackson said. 'We ran like a couple plays a lot. We really didn't show anything at all. It's going to be fun to watch though.'
Fantasy Spin: Despite the lopsided win, the Ravens only ran the ball 36 times, compared to 33 passing dropbacks. Working on his aerial game, Jackson was 4-of-6 for 59 yards and a TD while failing to log a rushing attempt. That will definitely balance out more come the real games, making Jackson a solid QB2 fantasy prospect.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson got to play a short time in Thursday's preseason rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and in that time Jackson was 4-for-6 throwing the ball for 59 yards and a touchdown pass to Willie Snead. Jackson didn't run the ball, as the team isn't going to put him in harm's way in the preseason. Jackson's arm has been a concern, but he looked good in his limited action in this one. Jackson's a mid-tier fantasy quarterback, but his rushing ability gives him more upside than most other quarterbacks who are being drafted around him.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson told 'The Rich Eisen Show' on Thursday, Aug. 1, that he doesn't expect to carry the ball as much as during his rookie season when he set the NFL single-season record in 2018 for rushing attempts by a quarterback with 147 despite not making his first start until Week 11. 'I don't think I'll be running as much as I did last year. There were a lot of (run-pass options) and a lot of sudden changes in last year's game. This will be totally different,' Jackson said.
Fantasy Spin: Earlier in the offseason, head coach John Harbaugh told NFL Network to "take the over" on Jackson when he was asked if he would beat Cam Newton's career high in rush attempts (139). Even if Jackson ends up being correct, Baltimore should easily exceed 500 carries as a team once again, and he's going to need to be a big part of that. If he's made noticeable strides as a passer, he has high-end QB1 potential.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said this week that he put on 17 pounds during the offseason. "Of muscle, not fat," Jackson said. He is looking to add a little muscle and strength to endure hits he is sure to take as a runner. The Ravens added plenty of offensive skill position players via free agency and the draft to help his development as a passer. He should be drafted as a QB2 in most fantasy leagues as a backup for your starter when he has a bye or a difficult matchup.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson told reporters he added seven to 10 pounds of muscle to his frame during the offseason.
The Baltimore Ravens placed offensive guard Alex Lewis (shoulder) on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Sunday. He is still recovering from shoulder surgery performed in January. Lewis has started 18 games over the past two seasons, but he was unable to perform during the offseason program. OG Jermaine Elumunor has been working with the first-team offense in his absence. The offensive line is a concern for the fantasy outlooks of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the pass game and the running game, so keep a close eye on the blocking of the Ravens during training camp and into the preseason games.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ranked 31st in passer rating (76.0) and 32nd in completion rate (55.1 percent) on third downs last season.
Fantasy Spin: Jackson was expected to need some time to develop, but another year of experience and several new targets could help Jackson take a step forward as a passer in 2019. His rushing ability should keep him in the QB1 mix regardless.
The Baltimore Ravens are looking for more balance from their offense led by quarterback Lamar Jackson. In five of the final seven regular-season games for Baltimore last season, the Ravens rushed for more than 200 yards. During the same span they posted more than 175 passing yards just once. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman is looking for a little more balance, and QB Robert Griffin III said the offense will emphasize on exploiting mismatches. The Ravens added weapons in the passing game to help Jackson, and he should be a QB1 more often than not with his improving passing and tremendous work with his legs.
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. nailed down the starting right tackle job late in the 2018 season, and he started the team's playoff game, too. Heading into 2019 he has big goals. "I'm striving for everything I can have," Brown said. "My personal goals are being an All-Pro, being a Pro Bowler. No sacks, no pressures, all those different things." Brown has improved his footwork in the offseason, and that will help quarterback Lamar Jackson's development. In 2018, Brown didn't allow a sack while permitting just one quarterback hit. The improvement of Brown is huge for Jackson, as well as the effectiveness of the run game in Charm City.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson indicated he may work with noted 'quarterback guru' Tom House over the summer and confirmed he will throw to his teammates in either Baltimore or somewhere in Florida in July.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson said Thursday, June 13, he might work with throwing coach Tom House before the start of training camp.
Fantasy Spin: Jackson derived the bulk of his fantasy value from his legs last season while completing 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,201 yards, six TDs and three interceptions. Draft Jackson as a QB2 for now, any strides he makes with his passing will only push him toward QB1 range.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to make improvements with his accuracy during offseason workouts, according to quarterbacks coach James Urban. "They certainly haven't been eliminated, but there are much fewer, 'Where-did-that-come-froms' this year when we watch him practice. It looks better in many ways. The ball comes out cleaner, the timing looks better," Urban said. The Ravens will continue to lean on Jackson's skills as a runner, but they are working on his decision-making in that aspect of his game after he fumbled the ball 12 times in the regular season and three times in the playoffs. Jackson was the seventh leading rusher in the NFL from Weeks 11 through 17 among all players, so the upside with him is obvious on the ground. If he can make strides with his arm with a more potent group of pass-catchers around him, Jackson will have more QB1 games than not.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been making strides throwing the football with his mechanics at organized team activities. He has avoided making too many bad mistakes. He's a work in progress but has shown improvement with the installation of the offense. Jackson also continues to show his running and scrambling ability when things aren't open through the air. Even if the second-year signal-caller continues to struggle passing the football in Year 2, his scrambling ability in a run-first offense can still give him QB1 appeal in the right matchups. There's a lot of upside here.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson 'is not going to be running 20 times a game' in 2019, according to owner Steve Bisciotti.
Fantasy Spin: While it is understandable that the Ravens want to keep Jackson from taking a beating, he isn't going to become a pure pocket passer any time soon. Jackson's dynamic running ability should keep him in the QB1 mix, even if he remains inconsistent throwing the ball.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that quarterback Lamar Jackson will decrease his number of rushes in his second full season. In his rookie year, Jackson set the NFL record for quarterbacks by rushing 147 times, moving past Bobby Douglass, who had 141 attempts in 1972. "I think you'll be pleasantly surprised that Lamar is not going to be running 20 times a game," Bisciotti said. "That's not what this offense is about." The No. 32 overall pick last year averaged 17 rushing attempts a game, but the Baltimore offense spent the offseason tailoring the offense to Jackson's unique skill set. Jackson is working on his passing accuracy and the Ravens added two speedy rookie receivers to help him out in 2019. Still, the ground game will be Baltimore's bread and butter. Jackson will have QB1 upside in the right matchups, but until he shows us he can throw the ball successfully and regularly, fantasy owners should only consider him a QB2 with upside.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn't happy with how he performed in organized team activities this week. He has been trying to develop as a passer this offseason after completing only 58.2 percent of his passes as a rookie, including 159.1 yards passing per game as a starter. Jackson showed more velocity on his passes on Thursday, but he was still inconsistent. "It's been crazy. It's been everywhere," Jackson said of his throws. "I feel like my hand is a little too high on the football and that makes the ball go out of whack a lot." Baltimore is also installing a new offense under coordinator Greg Roman, so it's going to take Jackson a bit longer to learn the new system. While he should be able to improve his arm in Year 2, Jackson is primarily a running QB in a run-first offense. He'll have QB1 upside but should be taken as a backup with upside in fantasy drafts.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson struggled with his accuracy in organized team activities, and he especially had trouble in the red zone. Jackson showed increased velocity, but several of his passes wobbled through the air. Jackson has impressed with his work in the team's conditioning program this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Jackson has tremendous upside due to his legs, but he's a work in progress through the air. The silver lining is he appears to be a hard worker, which provides hope for future development. Jackson is a midrange QB1 in fantasy.
The Baltimore Ravens exercised the fifth-year option on left tackle Ronnie Stanley on Tuesday. The fifth-year option will pay him around $13 million in 2020, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. Stanley was the sixth overall pick in 2016 and has been a starter ever since, becoming one of the most reliable left tackles in the league. He was a Pro Bowl alternate last season and graded 16th among all NFL offensive tackles in 2018, per Pro Football Focus. The 25-year-old will be a big help as quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to improve in Year 2.